Will children get punished in the day care if they are naughty?

13.  孩子在幼儿园淘气了会受到惩罚吗?

首先我们认为"淘气"是孩子的天性,特别是男生,而且孩子间有争执也是无可避免的,就算托儿工作者已经採取了许多预防的策略。如果托儿工作的目的是让孩子学习自我控制的行为能力,那么教导孩子的方法不是惩罚性的,是应该用正面的引导。应该说大部份的托儿中心或学校都是釆取这种方针,有些会釆取适当的惩罚如:坐下来不许参加集体活动,让孩子的情绪安静下来几分钟。

First of all, we think "being naughty" is a nature of children, especially for boys, and it is nearly unavoidable for a child to have some dispute with another child in his daily school life, regardless what strategies we have taken to guard against dispute between children. If school aims to teach children the self-control ability, then teaching the method of how to control oneself is not a punishment, but a positive measure. Obviously, most schools and day care will follow the idea of teaching children about how to control and behave themselves by taking proper measure like: let a child sit down instead of joining the class activities for several minutes, if he just has a dispute with another child. This measure has two purpose: 1. to calm the child down, 2. to give the child an opportunity to self-examine his past behaviors.